Instructors are trained in horsemanship and carefully match the experience level of the child with an appropriate horse. Instruction is provided at the staging area and on the horses.
Safety is our top priority at Horse Camp. For all horse programs, we recommend that participants wear leather shoes or boots with heels. Long pants and protective helmets (helmets provided by camp) are required of all
participants. Our horse camp is a recreational riding program and is not intended to replace formal riding lessons.
Alternative programs may be planned if weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain, or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses.
Colts - Introductory Level
Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2018
Member Participants: $320/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $345/week
Weeks of June 11, June 25, July 9 and July 23
Colts is a two-hour-per-day introductory program for campers with little or no experience around horses. First-time riders will build confidence and skills while learning the basics of western horseback riding. Instruction includes safety, leading, mounting, dismounting, reining, and basic trail riding. Horseback riding and instruction will take place at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI. The remainder of the day will be spent in traditional camp activities at Kumalya.
Buckaroos - Intermediate Level
Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2018. Previous Colts or similar experience required.
Member Participants: $335/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $360/week
Week of August 6
Buckaroos is an intermediate program for campers with at least one year of riding experience. Two hours of daily instruction includes a basic skill review, intermediate ring riding, trotting, grooming and saddling. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities at Kumalya.